The B-Side Track of VIPR-001 iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Longfingah "East To West" is now extended to a full Riddim Selection!
Tribuman & Akai4000 allready released a version on the East To West Riddim earlier this year. Its still for free download on iLLBiLLY HiTEC´s Soundcloud.
And more versions are comming!
The riddim features artists, iLLBiLLY HiTEC met on tour all over the world from New Delhi to Mexico City. Artists they like and more important artists who should get more exposure outside of their countrys
Over the next months every sunday a new version will be released.
Today the version of Zafayah & Kappa Irie "Nice Up Di Sound" marks the starting point.
Bulgaria in the house!!!
Zafayah - a Bulgarian artist, songwriter, producer and co-founder of Roots Rocket label (1st Bulgarian reggae label). He has participated in several EP-s and international compilations, and is just about to release Zafayah Meets Dub Caravan EP - "Out Loud" and his own produced riddim compilation called "Bun Vampayah". Zafayah has performed in Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, UK and worked with artists such as Ras Zacharri, Toussaint, Mystic Vision, Mysticman, Danjah to name a few. Zafayah is a versatile artist covering genres such as Roots Reggae, Soul and Hip-hop; his topics range from oppression, poverty and social injustice to smooth and soulful lyrics that soothe the mind.
K-Irie aka Kappa Irie comes from Sofia, Bulgaria, and started dealing with reggae music back in 2003. He is a devoted Rastaman from the tribe of Napthali and one of the founders of the first Bulgarian sound system and reggae promoting agency called “Zionlionz Soundsystem.” His love for Rastafari and the reggae sound keeps growing alongside the sound system that is very proactive and realizes almost all major reggae acts in the country and so far has featured guest artists like: Macka B, Mad Professor, Percydread (Natural Ites), General Levy, Ras Demo, Ras Zacharri, Solo Banton, YT, Mr. Williamz to name a few. Recently Kappa I started to give a more vocal representation of his vision and conscious mission of spreading JAH message across the world. One of the latest show collaborations was done with iLLBILLY HiTEC ft. Longfingah, who mashed up Sofia in March 2012. These musical connections lead to the creation of the single “Nice Up Di Sound” together with fellow idren Zafayah riding on iLLBiLLY HiTEC’s “East To West” riddim.